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Collision in northwest Willmar sends motorcyclist to hospital

An early morning crash Friday at the intersection of First Street North and 15th Avenue Northwest in Willmar sent a motorcyclist to the hospital.

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WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department responded at 7:13 a.m. Friday to a crash involving a 2018 Indian Scout motorcycle and a 2006 Pontiac Torrent SUV near First Street North and 15th Avenue Northwest in Willmar.

The driver of the motorcycle, Kent Underland, 33, was transported to CentraCare — Rice Memorial Hospital with significant injuries. He was later airlifted to CentraCare — St. Cloud Hospital, according to a news release from the Willmar Police Department.

The driver of the SUV, Luz Garcia, 41, was not reported to be injured.

According to the release from Detective Sgt. Chad Nelson, the motorcycle was traveling southbound. The SUV was traveling northbound on First Street and making a left turn onto 15th Avenue when the collision occurred in the intersection.

Police were assisted by the Willmar Fire Department, Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad and CentraCare Emergency Medical Services.

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